“The Lord said to Moses; ‘See, I have called by name Bezalel…and I have filled him with the
Spirit of God with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise
artistic designs to work in gold, silver, and bronze…’” (Ex. 31:1-5)

“But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, ‘Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we
are well able to overcome it.’” Take possession of the land… (Numbers 13:30)

“The Lord will establish you…” (Dt 28:9)

“The Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all the work of your hand, in the
fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground. For the Lord
will again take delight in prospering you, as he took delight in your fathers, when you obey the
voice of the Lord your God, to keep his commandments and his statues that are written in this
Book of the Law, when you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your
soul.” (Deut. 30:9-10)

“Look, Hebrews are coming out of their holes where they have hidden themselves.” (1 Sam.

“Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our
God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods.”(Ezra 8:21)
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to
those whose heart is blameless toward him.” (2 Chron. 16:9)

“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is
the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” (Ps. 75:6,7 KJV)

“Yes, the Lord will give what is good and our land will yield its increase.” (Ps. 85:12)

“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes,
establish the work of our hands!” (Ps. 90:17)

“Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success!” (Ps. 118:25)

“Plans are established by counsel by wise guidance wage war.” (Pr. 10:18)

“Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.” (Pr.

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” (Pr. 16:3)

“…the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” (Pr. 19:21)

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him and He helps me.” (Pr. 28:7)

“The spider taketh hold with her hands and is in kings’ palaces.” (Pr. 30:28, KJV)

“Your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out.” (Song 1:3)

— or Your name like oil poured out with sweet fragrance.”
“I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys.
I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.” (Is 41:18)

“Again you shall plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant ad shall
enjoy the fruit.” (Jeremiah 31:5)

“And the Lord answered me: ‘Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads
it.’” (Hab. 2:2)

“…you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.’” (Zech 8:13)

“If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” (John 7:33)

“Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard and anointed the feet
of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the
perfume.” (John 12:3). See also Mat 26:7, Mark 14:3, Luke 7:37

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared
beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Eph 2:10)

“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Tim 1:7)

“Do good and share with others.” (Heb. 13:6)

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who give generously to all without reproach, and
it will be given to you.” (James 1:15)

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may
exalt you…” (1 Peter 5:6) See Matthew 10 and John 13 for inspiration on service
“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at
all times you may abound in every good work.” (2 Cor. 9:8)

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lor watches over
the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” (Ps. 127:1,2)

Be Thou My Vision (Irish Origin, made into verse by Elizabeth Hull)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art Thou my best thought, by day or by night Waking or
sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be thou my battle shield, sword for my fight; Be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
Thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tower; Raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord Thou
my great Father, and I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise Thou mine inheritance, now and always Thou and
Thou only first in my heart High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art
High King of heaven, my victory won May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun Heart of
my own heart, whatever befall Still be my vision, O ruler of all (Repeat)

“We must ‘give our utmost for His highest.’ Our obedience is certainly flawed if focused only on
what the world approves. Our obligations is to seek the expansion of the knowledge of the glory
of God and His Kingdom and this would logically require us each to prayerfully seek God about
doing the hardest thing we are able to do in the most crucial task we can find,, First John 1:8
says, “The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the Devil.”
To follow Jesus is to go to war. This side of the Millennium that’s what the Christian life is. In a
war what needs to be done comes first. And a true sense of accomplishment is not that you did
what you wanted to do, or what you thought you were best at, but what you felt convinced was
most crucial, most important.” Ralph Winter, Perspectives, “Three Mission Eras,” 278.
“…because our Commander in Chief is not absent, but with us, the impossible becomes not only
practical, but imperative.” Sameul Zwemer, Perspectives, “The Glory of the Impossible,” (329).

Zweemer also says that “Opposition is a stimulus to greater activity. Great victory has never
been possible without great sacrifice.” (330)

Zweemer goes on to quote Charles Spurgeon who used this text: “All power is given unto
me…Lo, I am with you always” to say “You have a factor here that is absolutely infinite, and
what does it matter as to what other factors may be. ‘I will do as much as I can,’ says one. Any
fool can do that. He that believes in Christ does what he cannot do, attempts the impossible and
performs it.” (Quoted from Spurgeon’s sermon “Our Omnipotent Leader” in The Evangelization
of the World (London, 1887).

Zweemer also quotes Bishop Phillip Brooks: “Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger
men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the
doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle.” 1
“Be willing to go out on a limb with Me. If that is where I am leading you, it is the safest place to
be.” 2
“Keep fit and don’t lose your nerve.” 3

Amanda Chambers
Amanda Chambers

Owner, Alabaster's Ink Well


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